Mini Piled Underpinning

Mini Piled Underpinning

Southern Foundations & Pilings specialises in Mini piled underpinning these have the greatest benefit when ground conditions are variable, where access is restricted, or environmental pollution is significant, or where structural movements must be minimal. Mini piled underpinning is mostly specified when the loads from the foundations can't be found within 2 meters of ground surface and loads need to be transferred to stable ground at depths usually in excess of 4 meters. Mini Piles can be either be driven steel cased or augered and between 150 mm and 300 mm in diameter. Southern Foundations & Pilings ltd use rigs which are designed to operate in environments with restricted headroom and limited space, and can gain access through a regular domestic doorway. Southern Foundations & Pilings Ltd are capable of constructing piles to depths of up to 15 m. Mini Piled techniques were first applied in Italy in 1963, it's gone through many different names, reflecting worldwide acceptance and expiration of the original patents.

Comparing to Mass Concrete Underpinning, the engineering aspect of mini Piles is more involved, including rudimentary engineering mechanics such as statics and strength of materials. These Mini Piles must be designed to work in tension and compression, depending on the orientation and application of the design. In detail, attention with design must be paid analytically to settlement, bursting, buckling, cracking, and interface consideration, whereas, from a practical viewpoint, corrosion resistance, and compatibility with the existing ground and structure must be regarded.

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Our Service Area

Southern Foundations & Pilings Ltd contractors offer Piling, Mini Piling, and Foundation services in the following areas:

  • London ( KENT – SLOUGH – GREENWICH – BROMLEY – GUILDFORD – WOKING – WANDSWORTH – CHELSEA – ISLINGTON – WIMBLEDON – BATTERSON )
  • Devon ( PLYMOUTH – EXETER – TORQUAY – PAIGNTON )
  • Cornwall ( REDRUTH – FALMOUTH – ST AUSTELL – TRURO – NEWQUAY – PENZANCE – SALTASH – BODMIN )
  • Bristol
  • Southampton
  • Surrey
  • Reading
  • Oxford
  • Cardiff
  • Bath
  • Swindon
  • Brighton
  • Bournemouth

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